River: Lower Bokspruit
Owner: Ronnie Small
Where to purchase ticket: Permits from info centre in Rhodes @ R150.00 per rod per day or R100 per rod for half day.
Restrictions: Fly fishing only and strictly catch-and-release.
Access: A high clearance vehicle is recommended for the road to Clefthill.
- No dogs allowed
- No littering
- Keep gates closed
- No fires
- Place permit on vehicle dashboard for inspection
Scroll down for more information and a short video of Clefthill.
Target species: Smallmouth yellowfish and rainbow trout.
Best season: Smallmouth yellowfish best from October to March and rainbow trout best from September to May.
Rods: 2 – 4 WT rods and floating lines
Leaders: 9’, 4X – 5X tapered
Tippet: 6X – 5X
Dry Flies: Beetles, Sawfly larva and wasp, Parachute Adams and RAB, hoppers etc.
Nymphs: GHRE, flashback nymphs, PTN’s, Golden stonefly, Zak’s etc.
Suggested fishing method: Upstream dead-drifting.